New here? You may want updates via email or RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Automated teller machines are from the devil, and debit cards are Satan's imps. Sure, it's great to be able to get cash whenever you want. The problem is, well, you can get cash whenever you want.
Follow-up on this answer. Related Questions. Still Curious? A magnetic strip is a thin layer of magnetizable material which is placed on credit cards and driver's licenses and bank ATM cards and train tickets and hotel room keys and lots of other places. I've even seen paper telephone cards in Italy which use a magnetic strip on the back. The magnetic strip is a lot like a tiny bit of magnetic recording tape, like that found in a music cassette or a videotape, except it is glued to the card. It is a plastic material with magentizable powder mixed in with it.
LOL it should work. I have never signed any card I have ever had. I always write CID Just always been weird like that. I did write CID on the strip once and it still worked.
That strip along the back of your credit card -- called a magnetic strip, magnetic stripe or magstripe -- is not there for decoration. It holds three lines of data that connect your card to your account. Protect the magstripe on the back of your credit card to ensure that you can use your card.